Isn’t it every parent’s dream to have a strong, connected family and happy, healthy, confident kids?
Military families in our nation are struggling with this dream. According to the latest statistics, veteran suicides are outpacing war casualties. There is one veteran suicide every 36 hours. Military divorce rates continue to increase and every person in a military family feels the impact. According to a RAND study of 1500 military kids ages 11-17 compared to civilian kids of the same age, children of military families have significantly more emotional and behavioral problems than their non-military peers. Everyone touched by this information would like to help, now we have a way to!
Inspired by the story of a Combat Stress Officer, Kimochis® and The Gottman Institute partnered to create the Kimochis® Activity Kit for Military Families. This kit is designed to help military families learn positive communication skills that can help them stay connected throughout all phases of the deployment cycle. These skills increase resiliency and help ease the transition back home for both service members and their families.
You can help us bring these tools to military families!
Each Kimochis Activity Kit for Military Families includes:
- Hero, 13 inch plush Kimochis® character
- 32-page storybook, Hero’s Big Adventure
- Two sets of 15 Kimochis® Feelings
- One for the family at home and one for the service member who is deployed
- 75-page Activity Guide for building family connections
- throughout the 4 phases of deployment
- Kimochis® Nesting Heart
- Two plush hearts nestled together—one for the family at home and one for the service member to take during deployment.
A portion of this Indiegogo campaign will go to support Operation Hounds & Heroes, Tamar Geller’s inspirational foundation that works to help military heroes achieve personal transformation with canine companions. Tamar and her work inspired the Kimochis® character Hero!
Please help us raise $40,000 to cover the cost of production, transportation and distribution to military families through a partnership with MilitaryFamily.org.
This will put 1,000 Kimochis® Activity Kits in the hands of military families who need them.
In appreciation for your support, we have put together several donor gift bundles!
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